You have selected an interesting topic, one that is encountered daily and taken for granted for the most part. This topic has obviously been considered before, but it may surprise you to know that it is also currently being considered and studied by several sanctioned and well-funded programs on the part of many of the world's governments. The uncertainty of the earth's outer environments and resources necessitates the consideration of alternative planning. One of the problems concerning the current studies is that the approach is one of misunderstanding and mistrust. Perhaps you will take this into consideration as you gather the material that will assist your own research. Remember to add your own carefully crafted insights to your studies. You will find that a newly activated intuitive region of the brain may be more helpful now than in the past. It can be an important resource for you now and in the future.
Has there been a time in recent earth history during which humanity chose or was forced to live in environments that were artificially created?
Your idea of recent history and mine would be different, of course. The answer would be the same, yes. Almost every environment is artificially created, that must be understood. Soon the distinctions between what is natural and artificial will change and redefine themselves. Science has already created artificial DNA patterns and envisions many uses for them. Surely the lines that define this subject will blur even further.
The earth offers many different ways to express mind, spirit and body. It is important whenever possible that balance of these three is maintained. Exaggeration or neglect of one aspect over another may (and has) invite difficulties. How do you know that what you now consider to be your outer environment is not in fact within a much larger inner environment? Certainly this is a mind bending, thought provoking question and one that you cannot know the answer to. The point is that your environments are as safe, secure, expansive or real as you know them to be.
If a life-sustaining portion of the interior of the earth were made to look like your current outside environments, would you truly know the difference? And even if you did, would the next generation or the one after that still know the difference? This was the case long ago and it will be the case again. As events upon the earth continue to unfold experimental communities beneath the earth, above the earth, as well as on the moon and as far away as Mars will be established. At what point would a citizen of earth become a citizen of Mars, or a Martian? The answer is, when the environment and the community adapt to one another so that mind, spirit and body acknowledge the bond. Based upon this acknowledgment, the body will acclimate and even quickly evolve its physiology to match the needs of its inner and outer environment. Within a few short generations, an environment that was previously toxic can become quite hospitable. You would be surprised at how quickly the lungs in particular can adapt. Remember that even artificial environments are made of the same conscious 'stuff' as those that are perceived as natural; therefore consciousness is the only reality just as it is every possibility.
Will an artificial plant placed next to a real one respond differently than when placed in the company of other artificial plants?
It depends on the relative consciousness of the environment in which the experience takes place. A natural plant knows that it is real, but an artificial plant does not know that it is not real. For instance, you assume that some of your friends and family are asleep to the development of their conscious, but they would disagree, do you see? Awareness is the key.
Artificial houseplants are not altogether artificial, because something or someone has created them, but they are not alive, they do not breathe and they do not oxygenate their environments. They do, however, contribute to the environments in which they are placed. They have a purpose, and to a small degree they are aware of that purpose.
When placed next to an organic houseplant, an artificial plant may become less dense, molecularly speaking. Houseplants do not have thoughts, but they do have awareness. Artificial plants are not so fortunate, yet there is an innate intelligence within all things that emanates a 'resonance factor'.
Houseplants take on the relative consciousness of the household's members. Left in the company of a television, a houseplant will often atrophy or grow erratically, its owner believing that it has received too much or too little water or sunlight. Left in the company of musical arrays, it may rearrange its foliage or even change its color. In an argumentative environment it may become thick and leathery, and in a depressed environment it may droop or even drop its leaves.
Houseplants, like domestic animal companions, are part of the emotional 'body' of an environment. They radiate kindness and compassion and recycle toxicity, but it is important to remember that they are not responsible for maintaining the environment in which they have been placed. They belong to an environment by choice; they are not captive nor bound to anyone or anything, and they have their own ways of “voicing' their displeasure.
Is it true that domestic animals (pets) can heal their owners and/or absorb so much negativity or illness as to make them sick, and thereby shorten their own life? And is the same true of plants or trees?
Yes, it is true, but it is not as common an occurrence and many would believe. The animal kingdom is wild first and domestic second. The human kingdom is domestic first and wild second. Domestic animals are a small subset of an undomesticated family; they are not simply descendants of wild ancestors. Almost any individual animal can become domestic, but every species cannot be domesticated. The difference lies within the subset itself, which can be loosely compared to a soul family. It is also interesting to note that there is a difference between a domestic animal and a pet, just as there is a difference between a game animal and one raised for human consumption, even if they are one and the same species.
A domestic animal companion can redirect or deflect energy that would otherwise make their human companion for dense. It is not healing as you currently understand it, but the result is similar. Animals are highly attuned to frequencies and they are able to differentiate between them. Discordant energies are disturbingly audible to them and they often find that it is in their own best interest to cleanse their immediate environment of these whenever possible. Dogs are sometimes able to do this with their bark, by replacing a disruptive frequency or energy with one that is more to their liking. The next time you see a dog barking at seemingly nothing take note that there may be an appropriate purpose in their activity. Likewise, a cat may lunge at what appears to be nothing at all, although it is quite certain of what it has pounced upon and dissolved.
Assuming the activity just mentioned domestic animals could also deflect destructive energies from their owners before they have been absorbed into the aura or matrix of that individual. They are able to lead the energy elsewhere and hopefully replace it with a more balanced alternative. The closer an owner is to his animal companion, the easier and quicker the task. Animals who are allowed to sleep near their owner have it easier. A constant or terminal illness is more difficult to treat. Whether or not an animal companion is able to heal their human counterpart depends upon the bond they share, as well as how compatible they are for another. Energy must find a resonance or an attraction that it can attach to in order to draw out the poison, as it were. If an animal becomes overly attached to the poison [i.e., cancer] it may not be able to separate itself from it often enough to restore its own harmony. Owners are often unaware of the gifts that their animal companions carry or the sacrifices they make.
A plant or tree has a different existence and offers a different kind of companionship. A houseplant or tree inhales, exhales, pauses, and then begins the next similar cycle. Since these cycles are constant you would not be able to observe even the slightest nuance that a change has taken place, but within every pause there is a moment of oneness or unity. The pause is the restorative cycle and everything within the plant's 'field of influence' is restored. The same is true of outdoor plants and trees, which is why most people find that they are literally restored when they place themselves in nature. Hugging a tree may not be everyone's cup of tea, but settling oneself close by is well enough to draw many benefits.
What about flowers? Is their vibration really the highest of the entire plant kingdom?
Generally speaking yes, but we must be careful with such statements. Generic statements are indicative of a truth, but will not completely sustain it. The deeper truth always rests in becoming the observer or the witness of that truth. The observer is not a judge, nor the one who makes reasonable assumptions. Instead, he is the perceiver if the mystery within the truth, or that which is revealed. That is why you can experience a revelation, but may not understand the one your friend describes to you.
Flowers were once among the more advanced and aware species upon the earth. It may surprise you to know that some varieties were even the teachers of the first generations of Lemurians. These very potent and intelligent varieties reminded early humanity that they were to be the stewards of the earth. They spoke of the importance of 'cultivating one's garden'. Can you remember? The flowers and plants with the highest vibration are those that are descended from these conscious varieties. They, above all others, understand humanity, its needs and its journey.
While earlier we said that plants restore, here we will say that flowers replenish. This means to say that they nourish, make well, and refuel the inner fire or passion for life. This is why certain perfumes and fragrances have always been so highly prized. The Lemurians, your earliest conscious-capable ancestors, had a very highly developed sense of smell, thanks to the gifts they received from their giant flower teachers that were in some instances over six feet in diameter. Early Lemurians, careless in their attachment to their physical bodies, became easily disassociated from their physical environments. The flower-teachers taught them to breathe in such a way as to replenish the soul/spirit's ability to remain as spirit in a physical vehicle. The flower-teachers were also responsible for assisting in the creation and development of physical lungs. The true history of these flower beings has fallen into mythology and lore as so many marvelous, but extinct experiences often do. Here we will simply say that what today passes for whimsical and childlike fairy energy once was a very powerful, yet innocent elemental wisdom.
Are the kingdoms and the elements aware that humanity is concerned about a lack in resources such as water and oil? Are they aware of global warming in the same way we are? If not, is there something we as a race of evolving beings can do to make them aware of our concern?
The other kingdoms and elements are not really separate from you, they only seem so. Likewise, humanity's apparent problems are not real, but they do seem imperatively so. Woven into and between every kingdom, element, atom and particle, is awareness that evolution is quickening everything at an unforeseeable pace. Fear of the unknown is not as prevalent within the other kingdoms so you would not find a similar response to the changes that are taking place as those you might find within a typical segment of humanity. Of course the other kingdoms do not gather around the nightly news, nor do they awaken to the morning's dismal dose, which explains at least in part where humanity is placing its awareness.
The kingdoms and the elements are what they are, know what they know, and relate to life as life relates to them, in reciprocity. Reciprocity is the state or condition that grants equal advantage and mutual exchange to all things and relationships. It may not seem to humanity that it also exists in and as this condition, but it will. This state of unrealized consciousness silently expresses that all is well and broadcasts this message vibrationally throughout all the kingdoms of nature, including the human kingdom. This peaceful expression supersedes any knowledge of global warming or concern for the environment. It recognizes every change as the next expression or experience. Viewed from outside this experience, it might appear that the other kingdoms are oblivious to what is taking place, but that is not the case.
To be specific, there is not a lack in oil, water or other resources. There is a redistribution of wealth and assets of every kind, including oil, water, and many more. There are also new and vital resources waiting to be discovered and more than likely exploited, at least for a time. The other kingdoms understand lack, but only on a momentary basis, as an expression of 'the now moment'. As an example, a common squirrel will not be stashing away more nuts (resources) this winter than last.
The next several years will be creative for some and accursed by others. As always, there is a choice. It is a time to remake oneself and one's world. Polarity is bending now. Positive and Negative are no longer at opposite ends of a scale. They are just next to one another alongside dark and light. If you wish to stop long enough to visit a place called Lack then do so, but if at all possible, see that you do not dwell there, as there are many other more wonderful places to explore.
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